Otterbox Defender questions
I was thinking about getting the OB Defender and was curious about a few things. How well does it protect the iPhone from drops and such? Also will I have to take off the outer layer in order to plug in my headphones, switch to silent or plug in to charge? Do I need to take off my current screen protector due to the built in screen protector? Is the OB Defender worth it?
- 05-28-2012, 05:47 PM #2
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- 05-28-2012, 05:53 PM #4
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- 05-28-2012, 06:55 PM #7
Only downside is that once every month or so I have to take the case off to clean the inside of screen protector. I also had to take the case off to insert my phone into a friend's Bose dock. Otherwise, I never remove the case. It's awesome and Otterbox even replaced it under warranty no questions asked when I managed to rip the left top corner taking it off and putting it on.
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- 05-28-2012, 07:05 PM #8
I bought the Defender in "Glacier" when I got my 4S and I really like it. I'm using something thinner for the summer since I don't have extra pockets (in a coat, sweatshirt, etc). The gray stayed very clean, the screen protector is awesome (I have never had an issue typing), the port covers stay in place but are easy to open and very rarely did I ever have to take my phone out to clean it. If you have any reservations, throw them out the window! I am very happy with that case and, as long as you don't mind the bulk, you won't either.
PS - Amazon had the Defender cases for about $30 - $35 dollars when I got mine - now they are even cheaper (Amazon.com: Otterbox Defender Series Hybrid Case & Holster for iPhone 4 & 4S - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories). You might want to check them out if you would like to save a few bucks (just make sure the item is shipped and sold from Amazon to ensure it's an authentic OtterBox case)!
My two concerns are the screen protector which you guys have made clear that it is fine and my other concern is the headphone port. I sometimes have a problems connecting to friends stereo systems via auxiliary cable. Is that something I worry about?
- 05-28-2012, 07:44 PM #10
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- 05-29-2012, 09:03 AM #14
The built in screen protector does a good job, but I also have a privacy screen in between the otterbox and the phone. Now, the phone is almost completely secure. My next case is either the Mophie Pro (rugged like the OB, but with an extra battery) or the LifeProof (summer and swimming are here!)